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Garlic and honey for cough

illustration of garlic plant
Allium sativum

This is a tried and true remedy that is easily made from readily available ingredients. If you are easily intimidated by garlic, this is an opportunity to overcome your fear while you benefit from garlic's healing properties.

Garlic and honey cough remedy


  • If you are averse to strong garlic, simmer the garlic until soft
  • Muddle one clove garlic with one tbsp honey
  • Stir in one tbsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
  • Consume

Why garlic works

The combination of garlic and acidic vinegar or lemon juice really opens up sinus passages and, along with the honey, breaks up phlegm. Garlic and honey are also loaded with vitamins and have antiseptic properties.


Before consuming large quantities of garlic, please consult a doctor if you are taking antiplatelet medications,, blood-thinning medications or protease inhibitors.

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